Ball blasting with Moki

Spoiler alert! iBlast Moki 2 is a thinking game. You have to figure out where to place tools and nudge them into place if you're off. It's free and only really costly if you're stumped and need to buy an answer. Four Stars.

iBlast Moki 2 follows a long standing tradition of physics puzzle games where understanding vectors and momentum goes a long way toward helping you to the next level. There are games I like more, such as Casey's Contraptions, but it's free and definitely worth trying.

The object of the game is to get Moki to the portal to the next level. You can place bombs, jumping bombs, magnet bombs, sticky bombs as well as ropes and balloons to help you get him where he needs to go. The trick is figuring out where to put them. The faster you get him to the portal, and the more daisies you collect on the way, the higher your score.

The object of iBlast Moki 2 is to get Moki to a portal to the next level. You do this by placing a variety of bombs to guide him into complex tunnels and over steep inclines. Not to mention through trap doors and over water.

If you've played the game before, you know the formula. Place an object one pixel in the wrong direction and Moki could bounce off the edge and into nothingness. You can earn points to unlock new levels in five different locations, currently up to a hundred. You can also unlock the entire map (although not their levels) for a dollar upgrade.

The further you get, the more tools you have at your disposal. Soon you could be placing six or seven items and juggling Moki and four or five friends to escape bandits and pirates. The only catch is that you have to pay for solutions; a dollar unlocks solutions for five different levels. I've seen games with more expensive solutions, but the cost can add up if you lack the patience to visit a problem several times.

You can also create your own levels and play levels from other players. The level editor is one of the best I've seen in terms of features (although placing and sizing objects can be clumsy). You can reshape land, change materials, add decorations and plants and decide which tools to use.

The levels editor is rich but slightly clumsy. You can build a large map that moves Moki across multiple screens and add any number of decorations.

iBlast Moki 2's thinking level is moderately high and action level is moderately low. Once you place the bombs you can only watch the level play out, and then tinker if Moki fails. On the other hand, I get a bigger charge out of other games. If it weren't free for the initial download, I might rate it lower, but it's worth the time to try.

Jenny Manytoes rates iBlast Moki 2

Jenny Manytoes would purr next to iBlast Moki 2. But she would be happier if she could bounce the little creatures around herself. She would really enjoy it if they screamed really loud. But cats have a different kind of fun.

The Jenny Manytoes Rating System

Jenny Manytoes, our polydactyl cat
  • When Jenny makes biscuits on a product she thinks she's in heaven.
  • When Jenny purrs over a product she's very happy.
  • When Jenny naps next to a product it's okay with her.
  • When Jenny bunches her tail she can live with a product, but she has higher expectations.
  • When Jenny leaves it in the litter box….I don't think I need to explain this one.

About Phillip T Stephens

Phillip T. Stephens disappeared into the Bermuda Triangle twenty years before he was born, creating a time travel paradox so confusing it remains unspoken between physicists and sci-fi writers to this day. Follow @stephens_pt
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